Retirement Imminent

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After nearly 8 years of service the old girl is about to retire, with some 120,000 frames to her credit she has never stopped working, she has had to be resucitated several times, over her life, twice in the last couple of years after 6+ hours in monsoon conditions needing a warm bed in the airing cupboard however she has always bounced back into front line duty. Her destiny now is to be relegated to behind-the-goal remote duty at football  games, along with her twin sister & a couple of cheap wide angles.

Her first paid for job was a trip to Rome to photograph Keira Knightly.

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Keira Knightly leaves Taberna Gracci with movie company colleagues. Press-Photos.com No re-use, no resale.

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Sunday Diary

06/03/2016 Nuts Challenge. Competitors

06/03/2016 Nuts Challenge. Competitors

So after a busy Saturday what usually follows is a lazy Sunday, but not this weekend, 5 jobs on the diary, the first of which required me to park in a field, which required the help of a number of attendants to push the car into a  parking space….. and then required them a little later to help push it back out again, the car is now in desperate need of a valet 🙂 Anyhoo, first job was to photograph a large number of nut cases, taking on the Nuts Challenge, ambient temperature was about 2 degrees, and these fools jump into ponds, streams, mud & all kinds of shite for, it seems, pleasure.

06/03/2016 Nuts Challenge. Competitors

06/03/2016 Nuts Challenge. Competitors

They are or at least appear to be enjoying it, Madness, anyway well done to those that took part.

06/03/2016 Austin Morris Day at Brooklands Museum. Austin Metros

06/03/2016 Austin Morris Day at Brooklands Museum. Austin Metros

Another job today was the photographing of Brooklands Museum Austin & Morris Day, & no, I don’t know who the Day brothers are, so I snapped some cars instead, which was nice. The only downside was £1.65 for the worlds smallest cup of tea, don’t these vendors realise, these people can’t afford expensive cups of tea, they drive Austin Metros, if they had £1.65 they’d buy a better car. (only joking… or am I?) I did have an MG Metro Turbo for a while, which was a hoot to drive for the 7 minutes that it actually worked in any given month.

06/03/2016 Austin Morris Day at Brooklands Museum. 1923 Austin "works" Racer

06/03/2016 Austin Morris Day at Brooklands Museum. 1923 Austin “Works” Racer doing what Austins have always done, dropping coolant on the floor.

Another Great Win

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05/03/2016 Brentford FC v Charlton Athletic. Yoann BARBET scores

Just a shame that I wasn’t there to see it, my day consisted of a full diary culminating with Brentford v Charlton. However in my absence Guildford City went 0-2 down, only come rampaging back to win 3-2, Get F*cking In.